Second Innovation Dojo 9 days Program

Date:December 11th -19th, 2017 Place:Hoist




Christina Yuan
Entrepreneur and Event Co-ordinator

Every group of us learnt a lot and did excellent in the final pitch within 9 days. This program arouses my interest towards start ups and now I am still working on it with passion.

First Innovation Dojo 9 days Program

Date:5th -13th December 2016 Place: Haymarket HQ




Shirley Liu
Mechanical Engineer

I participated in Innovation Dojo 1st program in December 2016 and it was one of the greatest choice that I have made. Thanks for this amazing opportunity, I have learnt so much valuable skills. This program, has not only given us endless support, but also, taught us different sets of knowledge along the journey. The mentors have given out so much great advice and insights. They are always being very patient about helping teams out. I'm so honoured to have these amazing mentors and I would highly recommend their work!

Daphne Shen
Co-founder, V-KAIWA

Throughout the Innovation Dojo program, Josh was an amazing mentor, a source of wisdom and was always extremely welcoming. His supportive personality helped me grow immensely over the 9 days as I learnt a plethora of new skills that will stay with me for a long time. The program was eye-opening and Josh’s positive and passionate attitude towards his work has been inspiring.

2018 Hitachi Social Innovation Hackathon

Date: 1Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018 Place: Fishburners Sydney With: Hitachi Australia

Social Innovation in Agriculture, Mining, and Smart Cities

There are no limits to the social impact you can make on these traditional industries. Be creative and original to tackle the challenges!
Top teams will be invited to pitch at the Hitachi Social Innovation Forum on on 21 November 2018, at Hilton Hotel, Sydney CBD.
Total prize money of AUD $10,000 will be granted to those winner(s) of the pitch competition, which will take place at the forum.

Pitching Startups

Team name Theme
Young Environmental Engineering Technologies Mining
Hito Mining
Motorica Smart cities
Steak holder Agriculture
Samaritan Smart cities
Team name Theme
4 smiles Smart cities
Sashiba Agriculture
Trickle Smart cities
Fertiliser Agriculture


Hitachi Australia decided to partner with Innovation Dojo to deliver the Hitachi Social Innovation Hackathon on 10thand 11th November 2018. Since it was our first time hosting a Hackathon, Innovation Dojo provided us with the expertise and knowledge to create such an event, working collaboratively alongside our key stakeholders to formulate three challenges in the areas of Agriculture, Mining and Smart Cities in Social Innovation.

The team at Innovation Dojo were professional, friendly and helpful throughout the entire process and helped to create a successful event which received very positive feedback. It was a pleasure working with Innovation Dojo and we would highly recommend them!

Neha Amlani
Event Coordinator, Corporate Affairs
Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd

2018 Japans medical researchers join Aussie innovators to hack Ageing Population

Date: 16,17 and 18th March 2018 Place: Haymarket HQ With: Kyushu University

Date: 16,17,18 of March

Orange Fab Asia Pitch Competition in Sydney 2018 with InnovationDojo

Date:17:30 – 20:00, July 10th 2018 Place: PwC Sydney Office With: Orange Fab Asia

Orange Fab Asia is holding a pitching competition event supported by Innovation Dojo in Sydney on July 10th, hunting for the next up and coming Australia-based startup with an established product with global potential.
The winning startup team will be given the exciting opportunity to pitch and demo in Tokyo to large audiences made up of various VCs and large corporations during our Tokyo Demo Day held in November 2018. In addition, meetings with potential partners and customers will be arranged during the teams stay in Tokyo, plus access to co-working space in the heart of Tokyo will also be available.


Pitching Startups

KADA – knowledge sharing tech for Data Analytics

Chironix – robotics and machine learning

V-KAIWA – VR for education

LENS Immersive – VR & AR streaming technology

Tiliter – product recognition system for Point of Sale

Tekuma – drone control technology

Forcite – smart helmets for rider safety

Stirling Labs – VR & AR for megastructures

Arludo – edutech gaming

Dotd – compliance tech

Status Zero – education to HR mapping tech